1. Of, relating to, or characterized by a specified condition or process: anabiotic.
2. Having a specified disease or abnormal condition: epizootic.
3. Characterized by an increase or formation of a specified kind: leukocytotic.
[French -otique, from Latin -ōticus, from Greek -ōtikos, adj. suff.]
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